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What makes the Magna Carta still relevant today?


KingJohnThe Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: June 3, 2015) – The 800-year old Magna Carta, in some form or another, is still with us today.  It’s echoed in the United States Declaration of Independence and in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Many of the ideas behind Habeus Corpus and the right to trial by jury stem from the Magna Carta.  Many believe the document’s most important legacy is that everyone, including our leaders, must obey the law.

On April 2, 2015, a panel of local Utah legal experts discussed the ongoing significance of the 800 year old document at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the campus of the University of Utah. Judge James Blanch is a judge with the 3rd District Court.Magna Carta 3 Professor Michael Teter is an associate professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Russell Fericks is a lawyer and an ACLU of Utah Board Member.  Justice Deno Himonas is a recently appointed justice on the Utah Supreme Court, and serves as the moderator.

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